Posted by Wishmaster on February 14, 2013
Zsanys in her gorgeous Sweet Sixteen dress!
Zsanys, from Dix Hills, was diagnosed at 15 years old with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She had been looking forward to her sixteenth birthday for years, so when she was offered a wish by Make-A-Wish® Suffolk County, her heartfelt wish was to have a Candy Land themed Sweet Sixteen!
Zsanys wanted her Sweet Sixteen party to be magical. She requested a pretty dress and make-up to look like a princess! She also wanted all of her friends and family to be there. We supplied her with a gorgeous pink and orange, rhinestone encrusted gown that matched her party colors. The night of the party in Greenlawn, Zsanys wish came true as she and her friends and family danced the night away to music handpicked by Zsanys for her big night!
Zsanys, her grandmother, her mom, Valerie, and a member of our staff went to meet the staff of Kay Cameron Jewelry store in Sayville, N.Y. where they held a birthday party for Zsanys. Kay and her staff prepared an amazing display of cupcakes and balloons and presented Zsanys with a necklace and a birthday card! Thanks to the support of organizations like Jewelers for Children and great people like Kay and her staff, we are able to continue granting wishes and making dreams come true for children like Zsanys.
Jewelers for Children began its relationship with Make-A-Wish in 1999, continuing the steadfast support for nearly 15 years. JFC has raised over $8 million for Make-A-Wish, helping to grant over 1,300 wishes in the U.S. since its inception.
Zsanys and her family with the staff of Kay Cameron Jewelry Store!
Posted by Wishmaster on December 29, 2008
Katelin is a sweet and passionate 17 year old from Ridge who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease last October. When wish granters from the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Suffolk County, NY, Inc., came to visit her and asked her what her wish would be, she told them it was time to give her bedroom a makeover- her wish was for a Room Re-do! Despite her quiet demeanor, Katelin knew what she wanted right away and wasn’t afraid to speak up.
Without hesitation, Katelin began describing what her dream room should look like, a futon being the most important accessory. She also knew that she wanted it to be pink, with stars, and black furniture. Katelin’s wish was made extra special when Chris, the Dad of another wish child, offered to paint her room. Chris spent 3 days painting the walls pink, and stenciling, painting, and outlining the stars!
Katelin then picked out her accessories. She chose a pink bedspread and lamp, both with black trim to accent her furniture, including a curio and futon, and black window treatments. To complete her room, Katelin chose a waterbed- a perfect fit for her funky, new bedroom!
Her mother, Catherine said, “all of the people involved were just dynamite!” and couldn’t have been happier with the whole wish experience. She said it shed a positive light on a negative thing and reminded the family that, “there is life after cancer.” A normally quiet Katelin exclaimed of her new room, “ I love it!” She also thanked her wish granters for all of their time and effort and said, “You really did make my wish come true. I love my new room!”
Through this whole experience, Katelin did not lose hope. Katelin is currently in remission and started her senior year of high school this fall!
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Michael is a vivacious and creative 13 year old from West Babylon who suffers from a Non-Germinona Germ Cell Tumor. When wish grantors from the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Suffolk County, NY, Inc. went to Michael and asked him what his wish would be, he said that he wanted his room redecorated! He spends a lot of time in his room so he wanted to customize it to his liking.
Since Michael enjoys movies so much, it was no surprise that he choose to have his room re-done with a movie theater theme. Michael received a flat panel TV and a DVD player. His room includes a bubble gum machine, soda machine, and a popcorn machine. Michael also chose to have a day bed that is a perfect fit to his theater-themed room!
His mother, Eugenia, said that when Michael first decided on his wish, he drew out the sketch of his room. Eugenia said, “He originally wanted his room to have a movie projector in it, then he realized that his room was not big enough, so he got the big screen flat panel TV and is very happy.” She also said that “Michael loves his bed; he never wants to leave his room and this wish has made him so happy.”
Michael had a great time helping to pick out what he wanted in his room. He said, “The Make-A-Wish Foundation was great and so helpful with everything!” Michael had his wish come true!